Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
Makeup Forever Flash Palette
Cinema Secrets Foundation
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Trio
MAC "Blunt" Blush
RCMA No Color Powder
Sephora "Medium Brown" Brow Thickener
Benefit "Medium Brown" Gimme Brow
Anastasia Beverly Hills "Chocolate" Tinted Brow Gel
MAC 24 Hour Eye Base
MAC "Stacked 2!" Pigments
Sephora Full Action Mascara
NYX "Spice Cake" Intense Butter Gloss
The first photo makes it look like the side of my head is shaved. I've considered doing it throughout the last few years. The urge isn't as pronounced as it was in my earlier twenties. At least I can catch a glimpse of it right here.
Can we talk about this freaking lip gloss though? NYX came through and CRUSHED. THE. GAME. WITH. THESE. I bought three of them over Christmas break on post-holiday clearance at Target. They're opaque like lipstick, shiny as hell and fade into a nice stain throughout the day. NYX has yet to disappoint me with any of their products (though to be fair I've only used their lip products and a few of their eye things). If you're in the market for affordable alternatives to high-end brands, check out NYX at your local Target, CVS or ULTA. My lord.
I went monochrome for this look (pink base), which is hard to discern from the photos right away but I think the subtlety of the palette reveals itself slowly once you consider all the elements at play. The series of MAC pigments on the eye come from the Stacked series that is pink and purple. I did a soft wash of the second lightest pink across the eye and blended it up to soften the edges. These Stacked pigments are very oily and clumpy, so texturally they take some getting used to. They are intensely shiny.
A little MAC Blunt defines the cheek hollow while the pink shimmer set from the Bobbi Brown palette gives flush to the cheek itself. Add a bright red-based lip and voila, your pink monochromatic makeup is a thing now.